verb (used with object), mo·ti·vat·ed, mo·ti·vat·ing.
to provide with a motive, or a cause or reason to act; incite; impel.
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Origin of motivate
mo·ti·va·tor, nounde·mo·ti·vate, verb (used with object), de·mo·ti·vat·ed, de·mo·ti·vat·ing.de·mo·ti·va·tor, nounnon·mo·ti·vat·ed, adjective
re·mo·ti·vate, verb (used with object), re·mo·ti·vat·ed, re·mo·ti·vat·ing.un·mo·ti·vat·ed, adjectiveun·mo·ti·vat·ing, adjectivewell-mo·ti·vat·ed, adjective
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adjective (well motivated when postpositive)
(of a person, intention, etc) have sufficient incentive, desire, or drive
(tr) to give incentive to
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